Broadly, my research focuses on socioemotional development and health across adulthood and in later life. I am especially interested in understanding stressor-health links, and how emotion regulation and coping capacities may modify these links across the lifespan. I also investigate how individual, cultural, and contextual factors may influence how stress responses and regulatory strategies (and their effectiveness) change with age. Another line of work examines how social interactions and relationships may differentially contribute to enhanced/diminished health and well-being. These research lines have important implications for promoting positive and healthy development across the lifespan.
B.A., 2006, Psychology, University of California, Riverside
M.A., 2008, Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D., 2012, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Irvine
Honors and Awards
2018 - Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development in Aging, American Psychological Association, Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)
2017 - Honors Academic Adviser of the Year, Colorado State University
2012-2013 - James McKeen Cattell Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Psychology, New York Academy of Sciences
2012 - Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Sciences Dissertation Award
2011 - American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Awards
2010-2012 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute on Aging
2009 - Association for Psychological Science RISE-UP Research Award
Current Research Projects
Health and Daily Experiences (HEADE) Study. 2017- present. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA); Award K01AG056660. Principal Investigator: G. Luong.
Relocation and Transitional Experiences (RELATE) Study. John Templeton Foundation, Pathways to Character Initiative; Award 60699. Principal Investigator: G. Luong (with Co-PI: D. Coatsworth).
Daily Experiences and Well-Being Study (DEWS). 2015-present. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA); Award R01AG046460. Collaborator (with PI: Dr. Karen L. Fingerman and Co-PIs: Drs. Kira Birditt and Susan Charles).
Building Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices for Residents, Family Caregivers, and Staff Into a System of Care for Aging Adults. 2016-2018. Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Co-Principal Investigator (with PIs: Dr. Doug Coatsworth and Yvonne Myers).
IT WORKS: Developing an Interdisciplinary Research Team to Provide Solutions for an Aging Workforce. Pre-Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships (PRECIP). 2016-2017. Co-Principal Investigator (with Drs. Aga Burzynska, Samantha Conroy, Jessica Gonzalez, and Ziyu Long).
Multi-Method Ambulatory Assessment (MMAA) Project. Max Planck Society. Co-Investigator (with Drs. Michaela Riediger, Cornelia Wrzus, and Gert G. Wagner).
Socioemotional Development and Health (SEDH) Study. 2010-2012. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Award R01AG023845 (PI: S. Charles) and F31 AG038283 (PI: G. Luong), American Psychological Association, American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) Graduate Student Research Scholarship, and K. Alison Clarke-Stewart Dissertation Award (awarded to G. Luong). Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Susan Charles).
2015-present: Assistant Professor of Human Development, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Research Group “Affect Across the Lifespan,” Max Planck Institute for Human Development
* denotes student author
Luong, G., *Arredondo, C. M., & Wrzus, C. (in press). Age differences in emotion regulation dynamics: Anticipatory, reactivity, and recovery processes. To appear in P. M. Cole & T. Hollenstein (Eds.), Emotion Regulation: A Matter of Time. Oxford: Taylor & Francis.
Harden, K . P., Wrzus, C., Luong, G., *Grotzinger, A., Bajbouj, M., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2016). Diurnal coupling between testosterone and cortisol from adolescence to older adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 73, 79-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.07.216
Luong, G., Wrzus, C., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2016). When bad moods may not be so bad: Valuing negative affect is associated with weakened affect-health links. Emotion, 16, 387-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000132
Luong, G., Charles, S. T., Rook, K. S., Reynolds, C. A., & Gatz, M. (2015). Age differences and longitudinal change in the effects of data collection mode on self-reports of psychosocial functioning. Psychology and Aging, 30, 106-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038502
Wrzus, C., Luong, G., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2015). Can’t get it out of my head: Age differences in affective responsiveness vary with preoccupation and elapsed time after daily hassles. Emotion, 15, 257-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000019
Luong, G., & Charles, S. T. (2014). Age differences in affective and cardiovascular responses to a negative social interaction: The role of goals, appraisals, and emotion regulation. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1919-1930. doi: 10.1037/a0036621
Charles, S. T., & Luong, G. (2013). Emotional experience across adulthood: The theoretical model of Strength and Vulnerability Integration. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 443-448. doi: 10.1177/0963721413497013
Rook, K. S., Luong, G., Sorkin, D. H., Newsom, J., & Krause, N. (2012). Ambivalent versus problematic social ties: Implications for psychological health, functional health, and interpersonal coping. Psychology and Aging, 27, 912-923. doi: 10.1037/a0029246
Luong, G., Charles, S. T., & Fingerman, K. (2011). Better with age: Social relationships across adulthood. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 9-23. doi: 10.1177/0265407510391362
Charles, S. T., Luong, G., Almeida, D. M., Ryff, C., Sturm, M., & Love, G. (2010). Fewer ups and downs: Daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 279-286. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq002
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